Classical Figure Drawing 2018

red chalk drawing of the back of a seated female nude

Melissa Kennedy – ‘Reclining Female’

SJAC is thrilled to once again offer a special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! Combining demos and lots of hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model.

Melissa will help you to make the most of time-tested classical methods:
– comparison techniques to achieve higher accuracy
– searching for accurate proportions and likeness to the model
– looking for structure
– improving line quality
– visual aesthetics principles, such as unity, variety and focal points

About the Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is a Hampton, NB native; she earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from UNB and NBCCD, and is a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In her second year she was honoured to receive a prize for ‘best drawing in the sculpture department’ and was the recipient of an assistant teacher scholarship.

She is presently on faculty at the Academy as a principle instructor of drawing in the sculpture program, specializing in pencil, ink and charcoal media. Images shown are examples of Melissa’s work.

August 13 – 17, 2018 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $325, supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 8 participants

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